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Christian Apologist & Philosopher

Jesus’ Answer to the Problem of Evil & the Unfairness of God

In our day, it seems one of the most-repeated criticisms of God is that He is unfair and cruel. In what theologians and philosophers call the problem of evil, skeptics tell us that God is not worthy of worship because … Continue reading

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What is the Difference Between Realist vs. Analytic Philosophy?

Realist philosophy starts with what we observe in the world, while analytic philosophy starts with a thought problem and reasons to what is true in the world. Most modern thinking is analytic, which is one reason philosophy is not taken … Continue reading

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How Far Do We Go In Accepting People’s Feelings When They Contradict Reality?

Do we define people according to their feelings or according to external reality? I previously wrote about the consequences of accepting people’s self-described sexual identity and what it might cost society (see here).  That article upset some people who are … Continue reading

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A Little Apologetic Humor

We have had a bit of heavy stuff lately, so here is a bit of apologetic humor.  

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An Atheist Questions the Logic of Darwinism, Part 3

In the previous post, we learned that Thomas Nagel’s book Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False maintains that if indeed the world really exists in a mind-independent way (such as sugar or water) and … Continue reading

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An Atheist Questions the Logic of Darwinism, Part 2

Thomas Nagel, in his important book Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False, systematically challenges several important areas of study, claiming that neo-Darwinism cannot adequately explain the development of the biological world around … Continue reading

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An Atheist Questions the Logic of Darwinism (Part 1)

Evolution, as understood in the popular circles as purely random physical mutations filtered by natural selection, is increasingly under attack. It’s defenders must continue to climb further onto a limb and make explanations that taste more and more like just-so … Continue reading

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